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Polartec celebrates the use of one billion plastic bottles in their fabrics

8th July 2015 | 0 comments

Polartec has announced that they’ve used one billion’s worth of clear plastic bottles in the production of fabric used by major brands such as Rab, Montane, Mountain Equipment, Patagonia and Norrona. Since 2003, Polartec has been recycling plastic bottles and using them to create fabric used in outdoor gear. In 2010, they partnered with Unifi to produce high quality recycled …

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Mountain Equipment launches Compressor Jacket

28th October 2013 | 0 comments

Outdoor gear experts Mountain Equipment have introduced a new super-lightweight, weather resistant belay jacket. Available in stores now, the 370g Compressor Hooded Jacket features damp-resistant hydrophobic PrimaLoft One synthetic insulation, with a 60g weight fill for the body and 40g fill in the sleeves and side panels to avoid excess bulk. Also designed for use as a packable mid or …